| Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Harvard College for Public Service, the Service to Society Fellow assumes a key leadership role by designing and implementing strategies to expand participation in the residential communities and to better communicating opportunities on campus. The Service to Society Fellow assumes a key leadership role in the expansion of public service at Harvard College by overseeing efforts to engage students in public service through their residential communities and to provide campus communication about public service related opportunities. The Service to Society Fellow position represents a unique opportunity for a recent graduate with proven skills and leadership in public service to obtain valuable work experience in the public interest sector. |
Coordination of Public Service Tutors/Proctors and Representatives:
Initiate and develop strong working relationships with the Public Service Proctors and Tutors, support these persons in designing residential service programs, and coordinate and lead the Public Service Student Representatives team. Independently select, manage and oversee the Service to Society Freshman Council and support these students in developing Yard-based strategies for public service engagement. Provide all necessary central support and coordination for the implementation of residential-based public service initiatives. Update the Minimum Expectations for Public Service Tutors/Proctors, the Job Description for Public Service Representatives, the Calendar of Residential Activities, and the Calendar of Yard, based on best practices from previous academic year. Maintain a record of all events and participants in residential activities including a system for collecting event summaries and photos. Maintain a close relationship with the Freshman Deans Office and devote special attention to strategies to engage first year students in public service opportunities at Harvard College.
Communication and Promotion of Public Service Opportunities:
Provide consistent communications for public service volunteer, summer, and postgraduate opportunities at Harvard College by designing and disseminating the Weekly Public Service Update, utilizing social media including Facebook and Twitter, communicating key "Service to Society" opportunities to the Yard Bulletin and house websites, developing promotional materials for collaborative events, updating the Phillips Brooks House website, and producing guides to inform students of volunteer, summer, and postgraduate opportunities. Maintain relationships with Harvard news sources and develop press releases on collaborative events for publicity purposes. Maintain a system of collecting photos and other forms of media for residential activities and collaborative events. Prior to the start of the academic year develop a Public Service Directory and Annual Report for the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship.
Manage and lead important segments of collaborative events including the Public Service Tutor Training, Open Houses, National Advisory Board for Public Service Meeting, Public Service Careers Dinner, Public Interested Conference, Summer Opportunities Info Sessions, and Welcome Back Event (for students returning from summer service).
CPIC Program Support
Assist the director of CPIC in coordinating student application review and selection processes for summer internships. As part of the calendar of residential activities, support public service tutors/representatives and proctors in planning a CPIC Public Interest Career panel in each house and each yard in late spring.
The Phillips Brooks House (PBH) is the department that provides support for all public service efforts at Harvard College. It is home to the Center for Public Interest Career (CPIC), Mindich Program for Engaged Scholarship (MPES), Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), and Public Service Network (PSN), and collaborates closely with the Institute of Politics (IOP) and Office of Career Services (OCS) to provide students with a rich variety of volunteer, internship, and postgraduate opportunities in public service.
When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).
The Service to Society Fellow position must be available to start work in July, 2017 and, if mutually agreed upon, this one-year term position is renewable for an additional year.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary